It’s that time of year again, when Sephora thanks their most loyal VIB Rouge customers with a hefty 20% any and all products. If you’re VIB you’ll get 15% off and Members, meaning basically if you just sign up for the Sephora VIB loyalty program, will still get you 10% off.

I’ve loved shopping at Sephora for ages now, and nearly all of these products have been in my skincare arsenal for years. A few others I’m incredibly eager to try out, and what better time than when it’s all on sale?

Here are my favorite and trusted skincare products that I just can’t recommend enough, and I hope you love them as much as I do.

Belif The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb

This is, hands-down, my favorite night cream. After the rest of my evening skincare has been applied and I’ve given it a few minutes to absorb a bit more, a layer of this goes on my face and neck. I wake up with soft, dewy, bouncy skin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ordinary 100% Plant Derived Squalane Oil

I love this inexpensive but high-quality squalane oil for an occasional extra moisture boost. My favorite way to use it is to add a couple of drops to the Belif cream above. It mixes in seamlessly and leaves my skin extra soft, especially when I’m traveling in a drier climate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence

Yes, it’s expensive, which is why I only buy this when it’s on sale! It comes in a few different sizes, so if you’re unsure about taking the plunge, I recommend starting with the smallest. This is probably the biggest splurge in my skincare routine, but after a few years, I’ve learned it really does seem to boost the rest of my routine.

I’m also going to tell you a little hack I came up with to get the most out of your bottle. I decant it into a spray bottle, spray the essence on my face and neck then pat it in like you’re meant to. No liquid spilling through my fingers, no product wasted being soaked up in cotton pads.

This essence is one of those products that at first you don’t think it’s really doing anything after trying it for a few weeks, then if you stop using it, you notice your skin doesn’t look quite as bright or as perky anymore.

If you’re curious about incorporating an essence into your skincare routine but the SK-II isn’t quite in your budget even with a sale, the Fresh Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence is worth a try.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water

I can never really say enough great things about this micellar water, which is easily my favorite that I’ve ever tried. It’s powerful enough to remove even waterproof mascara but gentle on my sensitive eyes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tarte Drink of H20 Hydrating Boost

I’ve tried almost every light gel moisturizer there is out there, and this is my absolute favorite. It absorbs so beautifully without any residual stickiness and is a dream under makeup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Algenist Genius Vitamin C Serum

A longtime favorite of mine, this is another high-end product I love to snap up during the sales. I typically use it 3-4 times a week as part of my evening routine and this lightweight and fast-absorbing serum delivers on its promises to brighten skin and fade acne scars and dark spots.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask

A must for me when traveling, especially on longer flights. This dry sheet mask comes lined with emollients that are released by the warmth of your skin. No drippy mess, and the best part is each mask is re-usable up to 3 times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% + HA (Hyaluronic Acid)

Gentle but highly effective exfoliation buffered by ultra-moisturizing hyaluronic acid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Origins Drink Up Ten Minute Hydrating Mask

A ten minute moisture boost for days when your skin feels especially parched.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kate Somerville Goat Milk Cleanser

I’ve already extolled the virtues of this cleanser and I don’t see it leaving my rotation anytime soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Algenist Elevate Advanced Retinol Serum

Powerful, effective, fast-absorbing without being too harsh on skin. I use this 2-3 times a week. I highly recommend buffering with a bit of face cream when you’re first starting out to minimize skin getting overly dried out and flaky as it’s getting used to the retinol.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biossance Squalane + Glycolic Renewal Facial

A quick fix resurfacing mask for dull and flaky skin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are you looking forward to getting during the Sephora Sale? Any favorites of yours that you’d like to add to this list? Let me know below in the comments!

Cushnie